TODAY’S PATENT- SEPARATING DEVICE FOR A COMBINE HARVESTER
The Separating device for a combine harvester was invented by Andreas Diekamp on 16th August 2016 bearing patent number US9414545B2.
The present invention relates to a separating device for a combine harvester that operates according to the principle of axial flow includes a housing with a separating grate arrangement and a cover arrangement that jointly form a hollow cylinder. A separating rotor is accommodated in the hollow cylinder in a rotatably supported manner such that an intermediate space (Z1) is defined between the housing and the separating rotor for conveying crop circumferentially and along a longitudinal axis (LA) of the separating rotor.
Crop stream engagement means provided on an inner surface of the cover arrangement facing the separating rotor engages radially, in a ramp-type manner around the circumference of the separating rotor, into a crop stream that circulates in the intermediate space. The crop stream engagement means are adjustable to change a radial engagement depth. Drive means connected to the crop stream engagement means are activated from outside the housing to drive the adjustment.